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Voelvlei Dam (33221903)

Western Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status STATE IMPOUNDMENT
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
IBA information
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Date_registered
1995-01-19
Brief_description
This dam was counted in the summers of 1995 and 1996. In both years it held nationally significant numbers of Egyptian Goose, and in 1996 there was a globally significant count of South African Shelduck. Counts of these two species make up 96% of the total for the site, which otherwise holds only small numbers of a further 22 waterbird species. Some recreational activity at this site poses a mild threat.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata3196.67583   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus14.1814   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo16.5023   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa211.8253   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata16.7027   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis23.336   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba22.002   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.562
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus1522763.948277350017503500
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis182.38318   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus13.005   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis26.0010   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.502   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus411.7519   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii2324.5026   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus173.79750300150700
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.001   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.084   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus11.001   
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.292
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus15.9225   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.001
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus111.0029   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius15.9216   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris12.003   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos12.504  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea3232.0032  
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana15460.601490420210500
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii99.009   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba12.756   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus13.208  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta827.3365   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis11.502   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota44.004   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha11.332   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia16.8028  20
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus44.004   
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis14.1013
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